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The River

Synopsis: It’s autumn. A young woman and an older man are having lunch on the terrace of a restaurant located in the midst of a mountainous landscape in Lebanon. Suddenly the sky darkens, followed by rumbling sounds. Fighter planes crisscross the sky. As the man heads to his car to leave the place, the woman disappears.

Director’s Biography: Ghassan Salhab (born 4 May 1958) is a Lebanese screenwriter and film director born in Dakar, Senegal. In addition to making his own films, he collaborates on various scenarios and teaches film in Lebanon. He has directed six feature films; Beyrouth Fantôme, Terra Incognita, The Last Man, 1958, The Mountain and The Valley. His films have been selected in various international film festivals. He has finished the shooting of The River, in addition to numerous “essays” and different “video works” including "Posthumous," "Chinese Ink," "Son Image," and Le voyage Immobile," on which he collaborated with Lebanese documentary filmmaker Mohamed Soueid.In 2016, he was a DAAD (Berlin).